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HUGGINS, Ada Mary

HUGGINS, Ada Mary

Female 1873 - 1955  (82 years)

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  • Name HUGGINS, Ada Mary 
    Born 15 Mar 1873  Nettleham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Apr 1955  Walton Highway, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I352  Edgoose
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2017 

    Father HUGGINS, John,   b. 1837, Timberland, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship related 
    Mother GIBSON, Ruth,   b. 1842, Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Holbeach Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship related 
    Married 1864  Newark Registration District, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family EDGOOSE, William Frederick,   b. 18 Feb 1873, Lincoln, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1954, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1905  Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Ronald William,   b. 13 Sep 1911, Walton Highway, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1981, Peterborough, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    WILLIAM FREDERICK EDGOOSE (1873-1954) and ADA MARY EDGOOSE nee HUGGINS (1873-1955)

    Date: UNKNOWN

    With Kate Florence Huggins (1884-1963)

    Certificates: BIRTH
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    ADA MARY HUGGINS (1873-1955) BIRTH 15 MARCH 1873.

    Where born: Nettleham

    Daughter of John HUGGINS (1837-1888) and his wife Ruth HUGGINS nee GIBSON (1842-1913)



    Letters from ENGLAND
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    ADA EDGOOSE nee HUGGNS (1873-1954) to WALTER LEEDER EDGOOSE (1871-1957) 02 APRIL 1947

    The first page of a letter from the wife of William Frederick EDGOOSE coal merchant, of Walton Highway, Near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire on the subject of the East Coast floods, Julia's eyes, and a cheque for tenants' rent.
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    ADA EDGOOSE nee HUGGNS (1873-1954) to WALTER LEEDER EDGOOSE (1871-1957)
    02 APRIL 1947

    The second page of a letter from the wife of William Frederick EDGOOSE, coal merchant, of Walton Highway, Near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire to Walter Leeder Edgoose on the subject of the East Coast floods, Julia's eyes, and a cheque for tenants' rent.
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    WILLIAM FREDERICK EDGOOSE (1873-1954) and ADA MARY HUGGINS (1873-1955) to WALTER LEEDER EDGOOSE (1871-1957) and NAOMI MILES (1874-1970)
    01 JULY 1947

    A declined invitation to a Golden Wedding celebration.

  • Notes 
    • ADA MARY EDGOOSE nee HUGGINS 1873-1955

      Ada Mary HUGGINS was born at Nettleham, Lincolnshire, on 15 March 1873, the daughter of John and Ruth HUGGINS (nee GIBSON). John HUGGINS was described as a farmer.
      (GRO June Q 1873 Lincoln 7a 487)

      In 1881 the family were living at Bridge Road, Sutton St. Mary, Lincolnshire:
      John HUGGINS, head, aged 42, grocer baker & corn dealer, born at Timberland, Lincolnshire;
      Ruth HUGGINS, wife, aged 39, born at Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire;
      John T. HUGGINS, son, aged 16, grocer's assistant, born at Nettleham, Lincolnshire;
      *Ada M. HUGGINS, daughter, aged 8, scholar, born at Nettleham;
      William Hy HUGGINS, son, aged 6, scholar, born at Nettleham;
      Eliza PHILLIPS, servant, aged 16, general servant, born at Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire.
      (RG11/3208/69/21)

      From the 1891 census of Bridge Road, Sutton St. Mary, Lincolnshire:
      Ruth HUGGINS, head, widow, aged 49, baker and grocer, employer, born at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire;
      William H. HUGGINS, son, aged 16, grocer's assistant, born at Nettleham, Lincolnshire;
      Albert A. HUGGINS, son, aged 6, scholar, born at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire;
      *Ada M. HUGGINS, daughter, aged 18, born at Nettleham, Lincolnshire;
      Kate F. HUGGINS, daughter, aged 6, scholar, born at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire;
      James BURGESS, boarder, single, aged 18, baker's assistant, born at Hunstanton, Norfolk;
      Edith RHODES, servant, single, aged 20, general domestic servant, born at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire.
      (RG12/2567/53/9)

      According to the 1901 census returns for Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, she was working as a book keeper. She was said to be 26 years old.
      (RG13/3037/29)

      In 1903 her brother William Henry HUGGINS married Patience Edgoose MOULES, daughter of the Joseph MOULES who had married Mary EDGOOSE at West Walton, Norfolk, in 1871.
      (GRO September Q 1903 Wisbech 3b 1275)

      She married William Frederick EDGOOSE at Sutton Bridge Primitive Methodist Chapel on 8 November 1905. She was described as a 31 year old spinster of Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, and the daughter of John HUGGINS, deceased, a master baker and grocer. Witnesses were John Thomas HUGGINS, Kate Florence HUGGINS and A. A. HUGGINS.

      From the 1911 census of Walton Highway, Wisbech:
      William F. EDGOOSE, head, aged 38, married 6 years, no children, coal merchant, employer, born at Lincoln;
      *Ada M. EDGOOSE, wife, aged 35, married 6 years, born at Nettleham, Lincolnshire.
      (RG14/9309)

      From the 1939 Register of Walton Highway, Marshland R.D., Norfolk:
      William F. EDGOOSE, born 18 February 1873, married, farmer & coal merchant & land worker
      *Ada M. EDGOOSE, born 15 March 1874 [sic, error], married, unpaid domestic duties
      Ronald W. EDGOOSE, born 13 September 1911, single, assisting father as coal merchant
      (RG101/6566F/012/25 TRQN)

      She was still living at Walton Highway where her husband had been a coal merchant when she died on 14 April 1955.

      The Will of Ada Mary EDGOOSE:
      "THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Ada Mary EDGOOSE the wife of William Frederick EDGOOSE of Walton Highway in the County of Norfolk Coal Merchant
      1. I HEREBY REVOKE all former Wills and Testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and DECLARE this to be my last Will and Testament
      2. I APPOINT my son Ronald William EDGOOSE (hereinafter by himself called my son) and my Solicitor John William Arthur OLLARD of Wisbech in the County of Cambridge (hereinafter together called my Trustees) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will and Trustees for the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925
      3. I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH my dwellinghouse and premises wherein I now reside at West Walton aforesaid and the furniture and other articles of domestic use therein unto my Trustees upon trust for my husband the said William Frederick EDGOOSE for his life and upon his death upon trust for my son the said Ronald William EDGOOSE absolutely
      4. SUBJECT to the payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses death duties and debts I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH the whole of my real and personal estate of whatsoever description and wheresoever situate not hereby or by any Codicil hereto otherwise specifically disposed of unto my son the said Ronald Frederick [sic] EDGOOSE
      5. ANY Executor or Trustee of this my Will being a Solicitor shall be entitled to charge and be paid all usual professional or proper charges for all business transacted time expended and acts done by him or any partner of his in connection with the trusts hereof including acts which an Executor or Trustee not being a Solicitor could have done personally
      IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this Third day of February One thousand nine hundred and fifty three
      SIGNED AND DECLARED by the said Ada Mary EDGOOSE the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:-
      C. M. B. SESSIONS Solicitor Wisbech
      Winnie V. SESSIONS his wife"

      Ada Mary EDGOOSE of Walton Highway, Norfolk, widow, died 14 April 1955. Probate was granted at Peterborough on 4 May 1956 to Ronald William EDGOOSE, smallholder, and John William Arthur OLLARD, solicitor. Effects amounted to 664 17s. 9d.
      (National Probate Calendar 1956)

      She was buried in West Walton Cemetery on 19 April 1955.

      NOTES & QUERIES:
      The EDGOOSE/HUGGINS connection:
      1) In 1903, William Henry HUGGINS, sister of Ada Mary HUGGINS, married Patience EDGOOSE MOULES, daughter of the Mary EDGOOSE who had married Joseph MOULES at West Walton in 1871.

      2) Ada Mary HUGGINS married William Frederick EDGOOSE, illegitimate son of Mary's sister Ruth EDGOOSE, two years later.

      3) The only close point of contact between the HUGGINS and EDGOOSE familes appears to have been the village of Nettleham in Lincolnshire where Ada Mary and William Henry HUGGINS were born and where William Frederick EDGOOSE was boarded out - at least in 1881. Whether a possible friendship formed before 1881 when they were just eight years old endured into adulthood is not proven.

      (revised 15.04.2016)